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Food Truck Thursday In Mount Pleasant Kicks Off Tonight

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/26/2012 3:54 pm Updated: 04/26/2012 4:08 pm

WASHINGTON -- Usually relegated to downtown lunch crowds, four ambitious food trucks are headed to Mount Pleasant at dinnertime for what's being called the inaugural Food Truck Thursday.

Trucks Porc, Fojol Bros., Pleasant Pops and DC Empanadas will be setting up shop at Lamont Park, home of the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market.

Local restaurants Haydee's and Don Juan are getting in on the action, offering specials, live music, karaoke and more, going against the grain and embracing their new, mobile competition.

Remember: this event is called "Food Truck Thursday," not "Food Truck Thursdays" -- on Facebook, organizers are asking supporters to "Help make it a success for the neighborhood and the food trucks so that we can make this a regular event."

Food Truck Thursday runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Lamont Park (3258 Mount Pleasant St. NW).

See who's coming tonight in the slideshow below:

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  • Pleasant Pops

    Pleasant Pops will be one of four food trucks, along with Haydees Restaurant and Don Juans, participating in the inaugural Food Truck Thursday. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/notbrucelee/5607573213/in/photostream/">justgrimes</a></em>

  • Porc

    Porc will be one of four food trucks, along with Haydees Restaurant and Don Juans, participating in the inaugural Food Truck Thursday. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/6142375883/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">theqspeaks</a></em>

  • Fojol Brothers

    Fojol Brothers will be one of four food trucks, along with Haydees Restaurant and Don Juans, participating in the inaugural Food Truck Thursday. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilkristin/4262927256/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">soot+chalk</a></em>

  • DC Empanadas

    DC Empanadas will be one of four food trucks, along with Haydees Restaurant and Don Juans, participating in the inaugural Food Truck Thursday. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctoverdrive/5875756554/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">ctoverdrive</a></em>

  • Haydees Restaurant

    Haydees Restaurant, along with Don Juans, are one of two restaurants participating in the inaugural Food Truck Thursday. They will be offering 20% off cards throughout the event. <a href="http://www.rockcreekjazz.com/" target="_hplink">Rock Creek Jazz </a> is scheduled to perform from 7 to 11pm.

  • Don Juan

    Don Juan, along with Haydees Restaurant, are one of two restaurants participating in the inaugural Food Truck Thursday.

  • Lamont Park

    This is the site of the <a href="http://www.mtpfm.org/" target="_hplink">Mount Pleasant Farmers Market</a>, Lamont Park, which is well equipped as site for the inaugural Food Truck Thursday. There's a Bikeshare station, ample places to park a bike, good bus access -- it's also the terminal stop for the 42 bus -- and it's just a few blocks from the Columbia Heights Metrorail station.

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